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Tom Boggs, Author at The Demopolis Times

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Remembering two words that just seem to pop out

I find myself thinking more and more about dear passed on friends, and some of the language they might have used from time to time.  ... Read more

by Tom Boggs, Tuesday, March 10, 2020 2:44 pm

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Sorta old-fashioned hog killing

Got an invitation from old friend, Roe Tucker, to show up at his place for a big breakfast, and then stay around for what used ... Read more

by Tom Boggs, Wednesday, March 4, 2020 2:34 pm

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Days Gone Bye column: A hit and a miss this week

As sometimes happens in my weekly rambling, instead of hitting on just one subject, I might veer off to the side … or the rear ... Read more

by Tom Boggs, Wednesday, February 19, 2020 3:53 pm

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Ballot counting and cake walking

I have a painting of the old courthouse that burned in 1965 hanging in my office, and I often gaze at it, and remember so ... Read more

by Tom Boggs, Wednesday, February 12, 2020 8:41 am

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Around that dining room table

Our cozy little house over on Boggs Street was mighty small by today’s standards, but to us, it fit just fine, including that little bitty ... Read more

by Tom Boggs, Wednesday, February 5, 2020 2:04 pm

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Days Gone Bye: Remembering laughter in the woods

It has been quite awhile since I would call myself a hunter or even much of a fisherman, but I do have many lighthearted memories ... Read more

by Tom Boggs, Tuesday, January 28, 2020 1:18 pm

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Old age memories can be amazing

I chuckled the other day as I related to a friend that right before 2020 dawned upon us my mind was carried back to a ... Read more

by Tom Boggs, Wednesday, January 15, 2020 12:55 pm

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Give me a dollar’s worth please

I’d pull up to a service station in Daddy’s Pontiac, and hold one finger out the window, indicating I only had a dollar for gas, ... Read more

by Tom Boggs, Wednesday, January 8, 2020 1:48 pm

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The citizen soldier remembered

I have used this picture of General Eisenhower speaking to paratroopers of the 101st Airborne Division on June 5, 1944 before, but it just jumps ... Read more

by Tom Boggs, Tuesday, November 19, 2019 11:44 am

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The ‘57 bunch of 62 years past

I haven’t used a picture in a while, so here is the photo of the first 11 of the 1957 Linden Red Devil football team. ... Read more

by Tom Boggs, Wednesday, November 13, 2019 11:25 am

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Where we might ought not to have been

We didn’t often venture too far from home way back yonder, ‘cept maybe walking over to Indian Mounds, Back Bone Ridge and the like as ... Read more

by Tom Boggs, Tuesday, November 5, 2019 3:09 pm

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“Days Gone Bye”: Yes, we were young

I have a ceramic mold of an old Englishman’s head I bought in London many years ago. The artist did not leave out even one ... Read more

by Tom Boggs, Thursday, October 31, 2019 12:59 pm

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The old man came knocking

In all these many years, I didn’t expect to miss even one newspaper deadline with my weekly column, but I’ve missed several, and may miss ... Read more

by Tom Boggs, Tuesday, October 22, 2019 3:14 pm

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After victory, back to living

The year was 1946, and it was a good time to still be living. So many millions had perished at the hands of the Axis ... Read more

by Tom Boggs, Tuesday, October 15, 2019 1:25 pm

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A funny thing fell out of the sky

I reckon about as serious set of circumstances as you can face is going through all the procedures to jump out of a low flying ... Read more

by Tom Boggs, Wednesday, September 18, 2019 12:26 pm

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